Vol. 12 No. 4 , 2005
People-to-People - What Went Wrong & How to Fix It?
Israel declared since 2002 that it will adopt a unilateral steps policy in the Palestinian Occupied Territories, alleging that "there is no one to talk to." This approach has failed in the Gaza Strip, proving that unilateral actions cannot be conducive to peace. Real peace can only come through negotiations and bilateral steps.
Recent political developments in Palestine and Israel proved that people-to-people activities between Palestinian and Israeli civil societies have become more important than ever. Efforts to rebuild trust and open channels of communication between the two peoples on the road to peace must be continued.
Peace agreements between two governments can be reached, but further steps are needed for peace to filter down to the population. Progress on the political track contributes to the success of people-to-people activities and the reverse is also true.
The failure of the peace talks and the outbreak of the al-Aqsa intifada in September 2000 caused a setb
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Table of Contents
  1. Making Peace between Peoples ( )

    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  2. Focus
  3. The Future of People-to-People ( )
    By Lee Perlman and Nadia Naser-Najjab Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  4. What Do People Mean When They Say ‘People-to-People’? ( )
    Origins, Definitions, Goals and Methods
    By Shira Herzog and Avivit Hai Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  5. Kissing Cousins: A Note on a Romantic Encounter ( )
    Rapprochement was turned into a big business at the expense of professionalism.
    By Salim Tamari Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  6. People-to-People: Telling the Truth about the Israeli-Palestinian Case ( )
    So far, P2P has failed, but we must keep trying.
    By Alon Liel Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  7. Post-Oslo Dialogue: An Evaluation ( )
    The achievements and failures of People-to-People viewed from the Palestinian side.
    By Nadia Naser-Najjab Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  8. Looking Back: An Evaluation of People-to-People ( )
    Civil society, via the P2P system, can be a catalyst to advance the peace process.
    By Ron Pundak Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  9. Bustling Backwards: Lessons from the Norwegian Sponsored Israeli-Palestinian People-to-People Program ( )
    An account of Norway’s role as facilitator in the peace process and the lessons learnt.
    By Jon Hanssen-Bauer Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  10. The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies: Nature Knows No Borders ( )
    Joint environmental work as a tool for reconciliation.
    By Michael M. Cohen Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  11. Reconciliation with Separation: Is It Possible in the Palestinian-Israeli Case? ( )
    Israeli separation calls into question the work of encounter groups.
    By Bernard Sabella Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  12. Women’s People-to-People Activities: Do We Do It Better? ( )
    Women’s P2P encounters may actually be more effective than mixed encounters.
    By Galia Golan and Zahira Kamal Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  13. Peace-Building Programs: A Canadian View ( )
    A new Canadian project for the advancement of peace.
    By Dominique Rossetti Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  14. Breaking down the Walls: Northern Ireland Lessons ( )
    The Irish case and the effectiveness of community involvement in peace-making.
    By Mari Fitzduff Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  15. The Standing Cooperation Committee: Facing the New Challenges ( )
    The Israelis were not seriously committed to dialogue and cooperation.
    By Elias Zananiri Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  16. Roundtable
  17. Roundtable: The Future of People-to-People ( )
    Janet Aviad, Fadwa el-Sha’er, Shira Herzog, Fadwa Khader, Signe Gilen (Norway) and Hillel Schenker. Moderators: Lee Perlman and Nadia Nasser-Najjab
    Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  18. Interview
  19. P2P – Where Do We Go From Here? ( )
    Israelis: Amit Leshem, Rabbi Arik Asherman, Gershon Baskin, Jeff Halper, Boaz Kitian Palestinians: Walid Salem, Fadwa el-Sha’er, Sam’an Khouri, Ata Qaymari, Zahra Khalidi
    Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  20. Viewpoint
  21. The Hamas Victory: Implications and Future Challenges ( )
    Why Hamas won and what awaits it in the political arena.
    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  22. The Jewish National Fund: How the Land Was ‘Redeemed’ ( )
    The JNF’s historical concept of exclusively Jewish land is wholly anachronistic.
    By Dan Leon Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  23. Israeli-Palestinian Civil Cooperation: New Context, New Strategies ( )
    Facing the new “no partner” reality.
    By Walid Salem Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  24. Book Review
  25. A Poet Redraws Boundaries ( )
    A review of Benjamin Hollander’s “Rituals of Truce and the Other Israeli”
    By Khaled Furani Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  26. Chronicling the Skein of Fraternal Hostility ( )
    A review of Matt Rees’ “Cain’s Field: Faith, Fratricide and Fear in the Middle East”
    By James Murray Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  27. Eye of the Camera
  28. Woman and The Wall ( )
    Elisheva Smith
    Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  29. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  30. Breaking Down the Iron Wall ( )
    “Palestinian filmmakers are demonstrating a growing maturity” says Alattar
    By Hillel Schenker Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  31. Paradise Now: The Movie ( )
    A review of the Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated film.
    By Freddy Rokem and Galit Hasan-Rokem Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  32. Nebo Mountain ( )
    A chapter from the novel by Izzat al-Ghazzawi
    Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  33. Economics
  34. Palestinian Center for Public Opinion ( )
    Impact of Halting EU and U.S. Financial and Economic Aid to the Palestinian Government
    Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  35. Documents
  36. A Speech by President Mahmoud Abbas ( )
    Excerpts from President Mahmoud Abbas’ Speech to the Opening of the PLC
    Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  37. An Address by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ( )
    Text of speech by then Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, January 24, 2006
    Vol. 12 No. 4 2005
  38. Chronology of Events
  39. July 1, 2005 to April 1, 2006 ( )
    Edited by Najat Hirbawi
    Vol. 12 No. 4 2005